I whipped up this little number just wanting to experiment with a good shape for the frame, and I couldn't be happier! The frame is 7 inches long and the bottom measures appx 8.5 inches. The perfect little clutch to fit cell phone, keys, lip gloss, money and ID (I've tried, and its fits great!) I'm loving this fabric and and can't wait for an outfit to take this out on the town!
On a different subject, last week an acquaintance of mine asked if I would be interested in donating some items for a breast cancer luncheon she was hosting. Of course I said yes, and she told me that the only requirements were that whatever I made was pink. We decided on a table runner and placemat set, but after playing around with these purse frames, I decided to throw together 2 pink patchwork clutches.
I used the 7 inch purse frame for the larger clutch, so the dimensions are similar to the blue/black fabric print clutch, and the smaller frame is 5 inches, and the bottom measures appx 6.5 inches.
While on my weekly trip to Joann's (sad, I know) I came across this pink ribbon fabric, and thought how perfect for the linings! So both clutches are lined with the pink ribbon fabric.
As for the table runner, I dug into my scrap bin of pinks and started cutting strips of different widths to make a bunch of foundation pieced string blocks to string together into a table runner.
Theres certainly more where that came from, but I was getting antsy doing all that cutting...I wanted to sew!
Heres the beginnings up on my design wall...I'm diggin it!
More to come soon, Happy Labor Day!!